WAI Announces Winners of Spring 2021 Scholarships

Photo above – Shana Bartell

Eleazar Mabunda

Women in Aviation International (WAI) congratulates 48 members who have been selected as Spring 2021 scholarship recipients thanks to a generous $250,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, as well as a $6,000 WAI scholarship. View the full list of winners at www.WAI.org/2021-scholarship-winners.

Scholarships include funding to further members’ interests in air traffic control, aviation maintenance, flight training, helicopter ratings, and space. New to this round of scholarships are four scholarships, each worth $3,000 for WAI Chapter members outside of the United States, to be applied towards completion of an additional flight certificate.

Divinity Price

“Our WAI members are thrilled to receive these additional scholarships that help them take important steps toward reaching their aviation goals,” says Allison McKay, WAI CEO. “A special thanks to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for this generous gift that encourages our members to reach their aviation dreams faster and further.”

With the additional Spring 2021 scholarships, total WAI scholarships awarded in 2021 are valued at over $731,800, and more than $14.5 million since 1995.

Rachel King

WAI members are encouraged to apply for WAI’s 2022 scholarships, now, with applications due Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Currently, there are 99 scholarships totaling $480,505 offered for flight training, engineering, maintenance, dispatch, drones, and professional development for individuals in all stages of life. Additional scholarships will be added regularly, and details of each scholarship opportunity are available at www.WAI.org/scholarships.